MTA Human & Civil Rights Awards
COMING SOON: The MTA Human and Civil Rights Awards will open for nominations in the fall of 2023.
The awards, established in 1983, recognize individuals or groups who advance civil rights or human relations and are presented by the MTA Human Relations Committee.
Kathleen Roberts Creative Leadership Award Recipients:
- Alice Arena, President of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station
- Arlington High School Asian American Coalition
- New Bedford Coalition to Save Our Schools
Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award Recipients:
- CEA Educators of Color Coalition Leadership Team
- Mareatha Wallace, Northampton Association of School Employees
Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to ensure that all enslaved people were freed. That act, two-and-a-half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, effectively marked the end of slavery in the U.S.
As part of the MTA’s ongoing efforts to promote antiracism in public education, our division of Teaching and Professional Learning is making two books available for free to members, one for children and the second for adults. Sign up for a copy of either book. There is a limited number, so distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.